Potsdam, NY
Clarkson University


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Recent Reviews

Joshua
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clarkson has been everything I expected and more. While orientation was a little cheesy, I made a lot of friends that I have ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clarkson has been everything I expected and more. While orientation was a little cheesy, I made a lot of friends that I have grown very close to and continue to hang out with during the summer months. The dorms are what is to be expected. The heat works well in the winter but there is very little you can do about the first few weeks of fall semester when it is unbelievably hot. The area isn’t very big, but it wasn’t a change for me coming from a small town and an even smaller high school. The student-teacher ratio was exactly what I was looking for in a school. Every professor and even their teaching assistants have office hours. Small group tutoring is offered almost every day of the week. Drop-in tutoring is offered in the quad lounge, but I recommend avoiding it when it comes down to crunch time right before a test as you won’t get much individual attention. I recommend finding friends to study with in small groups. Every professor that I have had so far give out practice exams before each test and those will become your best friend. The While the weather isn't the best and the classes push you harder than your high school ever did, the reward is worth it. Even as a freshman I was able to secure a paid internship at a billion-dollar company. Despite my attitude during the spring semester I can’t wait to go back in a few weeks.

Lindsay
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I have mixed feelings about Clarkson. There could be more done with the campus, a lot could be better including a few profess...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have mixed feelings about Clarkson. There could be more done with the campus, a lot could be better including a few professors, the food, and the housing. One thing that makes me happy at Clarkson is the people though. There are a lot of kind and friendly faces everywhere you go and someone is always willing to lend you a hand

Aaron
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Clarkson University is an excellent school if you want to pursue a stem based career, and it's selection of sports is amazing...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clarkson University is an excellent school if you want to pursue a stem based career, and it's selection of sports is amazing. Its facilities are above average, and the college has a lot of shops around it. If you love hockey, Clarkson is also the place for you.

Hallie
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I believe the school is fantastic. The classes and professors are wonderful. There are so many opportunities for research and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe the school is fantastic. The classes and professors are wonderful. There are so many opportunities for research and internships. There are well over 100 clubs to choose from. Everyone (even if they're not into sports) loves the hockey team and loves cheering their school on during games. The students are very intelligent and work hard to achieve their goals. The classes are challenging, but the professors are more than willing to help. Professors are also willing to talk to you if you're in a bad spot which is important because some students are afraid to reach out to people. Overall, I believe Clarkson University is a great school and I would highly recommend it to someone interested in going into the engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, or business field.

Theo
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I’m looking forward to transferring next year. Even though they gave me a good deal on tuition, I would rather pay more else...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I’m looking forward to transferring next year. Even though they gave me a good deal on tuition, I would rather pay more elsewhere and get a quality education. It was not obvious to me during the visit, but it is clear to me now that this institution is not what they said they were. My plan I sent to apply to medical school in my junior year and I have been talking to juniors and senior students (I’m a fosh) who advise me to transfer ASAP so that I can at least get a chance to go to medical school. I guess I forgot you go to the Dollar Store of colleges you get an education that reflects it.

Chastiy
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I’d wish I had a time machine to g back and matriculate somewhere else. It destroyed my dream of becoming an md. After 4 ye...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I’d wish I had a time machine to g back and matriculate somewhere else. It destroyed my dream of becoming an md. After 4 years of exams being exactly like homework, memorizing useless info without understanding much and nonetheless getting all As, I bombed the MCAT. I was never asked to think critically, to solve problems, to read or analyze. Rote memorization was the way to study for exams. It is easy to get a perfect GPA which turn some out to be perfectly useless if you want to go to med school or to a prestigious grad school. Clarkson PhD programs are a factory, the students TA and teach most of their time, their mentors write their thesis for them because they’re just technicians. Most of them don’t even speak English well.

Aquilla
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Premeds do not matriculate here. Go elsewhere. Any SUNY, even SUNY Canton will prepare you better. Clarkson is a scam. Ok...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Premeds do not matriculate here. Go elsewhere. Any SUNY, even SUNY Canton will prepare you better. Clarkson is a scam. Ok for engineers and business majors. Period. They try to keep you paying for their health science programs like PT and PA so the don’t care whether you get into med school. They used to have a good program with Upstate Med but it’s gone since students cannot do even average on the MCAT. It’s easy to get a 4.0 GPA which is worthless outside Clarkson since most cannot pass standardized tests in their senior years. Not quality education. Ok school to get a managerial position at Price Chopper. There are better schools than this one. Don’t be fooled by their empty promises. Ask the hard questions before accepting. Ask how many premeds get accepted to med school. Shop around.

Dennis
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Clarkson is advertised as an A+ school for B students but it is a C school as we end up worse than when we started. Courses ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clarkson is advertised as an A+ school for B students but it is a C school as we end up worse than when we started. Courses are easy, exams are almost exactly like homework, we memorize for the exams and learn very little. Although I like the very few professors who are challenging, most students like the easy A courses because that’s what they came for. Most students just want to graduate and get a job at P&G or GE, so they do not want to grow intellectually or go to graduate school. I do want to go to graduate school and I have a decent GPA but did awful on the GRE. Clarkson doesn’t prepare you for critical thinking so most of us have to take a leap year, unlearn the way we study, take Kaplan, hope for the best. My advice to prospective students: do not listen to their advertising, they are very skilled used car salespeople and your education will be a lemon.

sandy
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Hockey players are treated like royalty and if you're a hockey fan , Clarkson is the place for you. If you want professors th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hockey players are treated like royalty and if you're a hockey fan , Clarkson is the place for you. If you want professors that challenge you, it's a mixed bag. If you want to go to Med School, go elsewhere.

Abbey
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Terrible choice if you want to go to med school. Terrible prehealth advising. Clarkson is notorious for underperforming on ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Terrible choice if you want to go to med school. Terrible prehealth advising. Clarkson is notorious for underperforming on the MCAT. Don’t be fooled by the huge tuition discounts they will offer you. You will pay later by not being able to pursue your dreams.

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